Women and their love for jewellery cannot be explained in words. Most of the women are guilty of splurging too much in jewellery and makeup. But what follows is something we all know. Some of the jewellery lie untouched in our jewellery box even for months. And so, as a result, they are tarnished by the blows of time. Cleaning them can be a real pain. Sometimes, we end up using the wrong type of cleansing agent for the jewellery and lose them forever. Highly corrosive cleansing liquids can be damaging for your jewellery. Thus, the thumb rule of cleaning the jewellery states that you should use a mild agent to clean your delicate jewellery.
Do you know that a simple household ingredient can be used to clean your jewelleries? This simple product can be used to clean both gold and silver jewellery. The ingredient is none other than- Baking Soda.
Here is a complete guide to clean your gold and silver jewellery using this simple ingredient.
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1. Sterling Silver Jewellery
Humidity in the air reacts with the silver to form the tarnished silver oxides. This imparts the blackish colour to the tarnished silver. You can use the baking soda with aluminium to get rid of this blackness.
Things you’ll be needing:
- Aluminium Foil
- Boiling Water
- Baking Soda
How to Clean?
Take a glass bowl and keep your jewellery in it. Sprinkles some baking soda on top of it. Pour some boiling water on it so that the jewellery is soaked in it. Take a piece of aluminium foil and drop it in the bowl and leave the bowl for some time.
You will see some bubbles rising from the bowl due to the release of sulphuric gases. It will smell like rotten eggs. Use a plastic chopstick to shake the jewellery every now and then, such that they are cleaned properly. Place your jewellery in another bowl with cold water. Rinse them gently. Keep them on the washcloth to dry off.
2. Diamond Jewellery
You will be needing the same things as above to clean the diamond jewellery. In place of the bowl, you can take a cup. Take a cup of hot water and add a tablespoon of baking soda to it. Place your diamond trinkets in it. Leave it soaked for few minutes. You don’t need to add the aluminium foil in the water. After few minutes, take the rings out and rinse them in cold water. Wipe them off using a soft washcloth.